Thursday, October 29, 2009

Blueprint for Reliability Following the Lord's Example

Gennadius (died about A.D. 496) on James of Nisibis (aka "the Wise") (died after A.D. 350): "He composed also a Chronicle of little interest indeed to the Greeks, but of great reliability in that it is constructed only on the authority of the Divine Scriptures." (Gennadius, Supplement to Jerome's Illustrious Men, Chapter 1)

Gennadius (died about A.D. 496) on Evagrius the Monk (lived about A.D. 345 - 399): "He was first to mention or among the first at least to teach these setting against them [i.e. the eight principal sins] eight books taken from the testimony of the Holy Scriptures only, after the example of our Lord, who always met his tempter with quotations from Scripture, so that every suggestion, whether of the devil or of depraved nature had a testimony against it." (Gennadius, Supplement to Jerome's Illustrious Men, Chapter 11)

But, according to Patrick Madrid, Sola Scriptura is a "Blueprint for Anarchy" and alleges that it is "unhistorical, unbiblical and unworkable." Let the reader consider whether to trust Madrid or Gennadius.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As I commented in a previous post with regard to the position Mr. Bellisario takes against you and me and all who have the Love for the Truth because of the Love the Truth gives into our hearts to "love" the Truth I would point out and make distinct one thing, making the distinction with Verses such as these and let them speak for me as I wholly embrace them for cause:::>

Psa 147:10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
Psa 147:11 but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Now where does such "hope" rest?

With God the Triune.

Joh 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
Joh 15:17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.


1Pe 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1Pe 1:4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,
1Pe 1:5 who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

There is no other place God's Hope can rest but in Him, for we are "kept" by the power of God through faith for salvation.